ONLINE Finding the Elephant in the Chunk of Marble
When an artist was asked how she made an elephant out of a chunk of marble, she replied, “it’s simple. I just chip away everything that isn’t elephant.” Publishers today lack the resources to pay editors to find the novel in a promising but flawed manuscript. This workshop will show writers how to give their manuscript a professional edit before submitting it for publication.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Gail Bowen is a prolific author, playwright and teacher. Her best known works are the Joanne Kilbourn series of mystery novels, all of which are set in Saskatchewan. These books have received national and international acclaim for their realistic, continually evolving heroine and examinations of contemporary social issues ranging from child prostitution to feminism, racism and domestic abuse. Six books in the series have been successfully adapted for an international television audience. Among her numerous writing awards are a lifetime achievement award from the Crime Writers of Canada and the Distinguished Canadian Award from the University of Regina and the Lifelong Learning Centre. Readers’ Digest has called her Canada’s best mystery novelist. She is also a playwright, specializing in children’s literature, and has adapted a number of classic works such as Peter Pan and Beauty and the Beast for the stage and radio. In 2018, she was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and the Grand Master Award of Crime Writers of Canada.